Straight from Edinburgh and Melbourne Fringe Festivals, socially [un]acceptable is a raw stage performance which details one woman's personal experience of sexual assault through a series of autobiographical vignettes. This powerful performance is paired with anonymous portraits of sexual assault survivors by Adelaide artist Stephanie Mitchell.
Unapologetically honest and confronting, socially [un]acceptable will challenge and inspire you. Inspire you to help change the narrative in today's society, to help shut down slut shaming and victim blaming. To help give young people the strength and the confidence to be true to themselves.
Presented by: Laura Desmond
Laura Desmond began performing as a musician studying flute, piano and vocals throughout her schooling career. Desmond studied Drama and received the Ruben Silva Memorial Award for excellence in the subject. From 2010 to 2012 Desmond was an active musician and singer. In 2015 Desmond worked with George Glass Productions on Abbott! The Musical. socially [un]acceptable is Desmond's first written piece.
Stephanie Mitchell is a graphic designer and artist who has exhibited worldwide. In 2016 Mitchell won the Adelaide Fringe Festival poster competition under the theme A Walk on the Wild Side. In 2017 Mitchell designed the cover for the PBH Free Fringe Program for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The portraits included are in a similar style to her Edinburgh premiere exhibition Seven.
Trigger warning for sexual assault survivors.